Today’s Q&A Wedensday is with Flashback Data.
Aaron is a long-time core contributor to WordPress and has been involved in several startups including Austin’s own WP Engine. He wrote the WordPress Bible (Wiley) and has been providing high-end WordPress development solutions to clients for much of the past 3 years. He has also traveled around the country speaking at a variety of industry events relating to open source, media and social marketing.
Today on WAAT we caught up with Damon Clinkscales, Web engineer at VitalSource building an e-textbook platform. Damon talks with us about founding Austin on Rails back in 2005. He also talks about the various tech communities in Austin and where you should get plugged in right away. Damon also hosts @cafebedouins a weekly tuesday [...]
About 3 weeks ago, a TechCrunch writer named Ryan Lawler wrote a story about the Lyft launch and how it got “ruined” because a GigaOm (he didn’t say that, but I’m pretty sure that’s the “offender” from the comments) writer posted their story late the night before the embargo was to be lifted (no pun).
With the onslaught of privacy issues and Facebook (aka spambook) becoming a one way mass advertising platforms we are starting to see the froth come off of the likes of Facebook and Linkedin.
Finding internet service for your startup is always a challenge. After having to go through this so many times with companies such as Time Warner Roadrunner, twtelecom, hughesinternet.net, Comcast, AT&T, and others, I thought I would share some quick tips in case it saves you some pain.
I met guest blogger Ben Dyer before he moved to Austin, since he runs the Atlanta version of AustinStartup, which is named TechDrawl. As a more recent transplant, he has a great perspective on our theme of the week, “Why I Chose Austin.”
Joshua Baer helps people quit their jobs and become entrepreneurs. He founded his first startup in 1996 in his college dormitory and now teaches a class at the University of Texas for student entrepreneurs. He’s currently the CEO of OtherInbox and Director of Capital Factory. Joshua has helped start a dozen companies, sold four of them, invested in more than fifty of them, and is a mentor to many others. You can follow him on Twitter @joshuabaer
Do any of our intrepid readers have any inside scoop on SilverCar? According to the Texas State Securities Board, the company raised $3M of a planned $11M round of financing from Austin Ventures. According to Indeed, they’re looking to hire a couple tech folks.